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Matter Manipulators[]

In addition to the starting manipulator which can be upgraded using the interface and Manipulator Modules, there are faster manipulators that can be constructed in the upgradable Tinkering Table line. Once built, they will replace the current Matter Manipulator, greatly increasing the efficiency of the matter manipulator, and "Resetting" upgrades in the "M.M Upgrade" tab. The currently build-able Manipulators are: the Morphite Manipulator, Quantum Manipulator, Precursor manipulator, and Master Manipulator.

  • Note: Not a full manipulator upgrade reset, If you switch to a previously used manipulator, upgrades will still be kept.
  1. Stock Manipulator

# of Upgrades Power Generator(Speed) Matter Proc Unit(Area) Optics(Range)
Stock 100% 2x2
1 200% 3x3 +2
2 300% 4x4 +4
3 400% 5x5 +6

  1. Build-able Manipulators

Note: To equip new manipulators, you must hold shift and click L/R mouse button while holding a Personal Tricorder, Then just grab the manipulator with your mouse and place it in one of the manipulator squares. It is also possible to place most items in the manipulator slots.

Mining Lasers[]

The first of the tools, the Mining Laser, is built in the Tinkering Table then the following tools are upgrades in the Nano Fabricator. Note: They cannot directly mine the background and drain energy while active. Further, they only fire a mining beam via line of sight. The first few are very weak, but the later ones are quite strong.

The KX-1 Beam slices through desert.

Name Tier Speed Area

Mining Laser

1 1 4

P-7 Miner

2 2 4

A-7C Miner

3 3 6

B-97 Miner

4 4 6

C-7 Miner

5 8 6

D4-B Miner

6 10 6

KX-1 Mining Beam

7 15 8

CT-4 Mining Cannon


21 8


Where vanilla Pickaxes are available from Ursa Miner or as generated loot, FU's pickaxes are craftable at the Tinkering Table/Nano-Fabricator. Pickaxes are two-handed unlike Mining Lasers, but drain tool durability instead of energy to use and are able to target walls directly.

The Carbon Pickaxe breaks blocks slightly slower than the Diamond Pickaxe, but is more durable and has a striking radius of 4x4 blocks(1 block higher than vanilla pickaxes).
The Ebonshard Pickaxe deals 4.5 tile damage per strike(1.0 higher than the Diamond Pickaxe) and has a strike radius of 4x4 blocks. While slightly less durable than the Carbon Pickaxe, its higher tile damage means that it effectively breaks more high-health tiles than the Carbon Pickaxe before breaking.
The Bloodstone Pickaxe is an exceptionally durable Pickaxe that deals 4.5 tile damage per strike and has a striking radius of 5x5 blocks. It strikes 22000 times before breaking.


Ore Detectors[]

Ore detectors are an item that when used send out a pulse and highlight nearby ores. Higher tier detectors have a greater detection area. Note: The MKI is built at the Tinkering Table and the subsequent versions are upgrades in the Tool Upgrade Station. Each Tier Requires 6 more Manipulator Modules than the last.

Note: You can still make the vanilla starbound Ore Detector in the Agricultural Station